The Gemak arts centre is designed as a place where contemporary non-Western art can intersect with politics and society and where the hot topics of the day can be explored by means of visual images and public debate.
The Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and the Vrije Academie in The Hague (a well-known art school and workplace for the visual arts) joined forces in 2007 to set up the arts centre called Gemak (‘Ease’). Central to the idea of Gemak are current trends in the arts, politics and social discourse, and the connections between these three.
Gemak’s exhibitions are never isolated events; they are generally accompanied by lectures, interviews and debates, where art provides the inspiration rather than the subject. The activities often concern social issues and politics, though they can just as easily be about football or photojournalism.
The ground floor of the Vrije Academie building on the Paviljoensgracht in the centre of The Hague is the venue for the debates, performances and art shows. It is also available for events openings and other kinds of presentations.
Gemak Den Haag
Paviljoensgracht 20 - 24
2512 BP The Hague
Telephone: (070) 363 89 68
Tuesday to Friday from 12.00 to 17.00 hrs.
Saturday and Sunday from 13.00 to 17.00 hrs.